150 Words Every 5th Grader Should Know: List 4

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  1. assure
    inform positively and with certainty and confidence
    I assured him I could get home on my own.Red Kayak
  2. comprehend
    get the meaning of something
    Adam nods too slowly, like it’s too difficult to comprehend everything I’m saying.Starfish
  3. establish
    set up or found
    A council of Farmers was established, which dealt with international problems and kept peace between the various Farms.The House of the Scorpion
  4. exaggerate
    enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    I don’t want to exaggerate, but the SnowCap Melter was the greatest thing anyone has ever eaten in the history of the world.Shelter (Book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel
  5. ignorant
    lacking knowledge of a specific field
    Helen was talking to herself now: she had forgotten I could not very well understand her—that I was ignorant, or nearly so, of the subject she discussed.Jane Eyre
  6. immense
    unusually great in size or amount or extent or scope
    The park is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon — about a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide.Washington Post (Oct 14, 2021)
  7. ordeal
    a severe or trying experience
    I heard her describe the horrible ordeal she went through.The Freedom Writers Diary
  8. strategy
    an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    He would have formed a plan...a military strategy.Aru Shah and the End of Time
  9. summon
    ask to come
    Then he saw the man’s hand reach out from behind one of the pillars with one finger curled back, summoning the kids forward.The Strangers
  10. taunt
    harass with persistent criticism or carping
    Now, taking their cue from the teacher, they began to taunt and bully him.Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
Created on October 26, 2021 (updated November 2, 2021)

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